Delhi water crisis: Atishi taken to hospital, ends fast for water supply

Atishi was admitted to the emergency ICU at the Lok Nayak Hospital, and her condition is stable now. She began her hunger strike on June 21

Updated - June 26, 2024 02:43 am IST

Published - June 25, 2024 08:30 am IST - New Delhi

Delhi Water Minister, Atishi being shifted to LNJP hospital on Tuesday, June 25, after her health deteriorated during her indefinite hunger strike, in New Delhi.

Delhi Water Minister, Atishi being shifted to LNJP hospital on Tuesday, June 25, after her health deteriorated during her indefinite hunger strike, in New Delhi. | Photo Credit: PTI

Water Minister Atishi was rushed to the hospital early on Tuesday while she sat on a hunger strike. She has been fasting for four days to demand water for Delhi.

Ms. Atishi was admitted to the emergency ICU at the Lok Nayak Hospital, and her condition is stable now. She began her hunger strike on June 21.

AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said the minister ended her indefinite fast after she was hospitalised.

The senior AAP leader was admitted to LNJP hospital around 3:45am, Mr. Singh said.

Appeal to Modi

He said all MPs of the party would write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking that Delhi be provided with its rightful share of water by Haryana. The issue will also be raised by the AAP and its political allies in Parliament, he added.

Wishing her good health, Delhi BJP President Virendra Sachdeva said that she should stop misleading the public

“We’ve been saying since June 21 that what you are doing is not Satyagraha because you have no connection with truth, Ms. Atishi, he said.

“The essence of Satyagraha is to fight for the truth. Mahatma Gandhi, Lala Lajpat Rai, Vinoba Bhave, and Anna Hazare all fasted to reveal the truth, not to hide their administrative failures, as Ms. Atishi intended to do.”

A post on ‘X’ by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s official handle said the people of the city “will definitely reply to the injustice that the BJP government is doing” to the national capital. The post was made by his team.

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“Delhi’s Water Minister Atishi ji was on an indefinite hunger strike so that the people of Delhi could get their rightful share of water. She has been admitted to the hospital after her health deteriorated last night.

“Today, every Delhiite is worried about her health. The people of Delhi will definitely give a reply to the injustice that the BJP government is doing to Delhi. We all wish Atishi good health. Every Delhiite is with her in this satyagraha. Posted by: Team Arvind Kejriwal,” the post in Hindi read.

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